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Sunday Musings

February 12th, 2017 at 04:05 pm

Yesterday, in addition to the spending I did at the gas station, and at Target, I spent $3 on laundry.

I baked gingersnaps and made a batch of chicken noodle soup.

Today I am going to my grandson's Tae Kwan Do promotion ceremony. He's getting a new belt! I'm not sure what color. I've kind of lost touch with his progress since they moved his lessons to the school from the Y, and classes are no longer open to family members.

I hope to tackle making scones today. I've never tried making them, but they're one of my favorite things to buy at the museum cafe. Homemade has to be a lot cheaper.

Wondering what to do about Valentine's Day for the grandsons. One has decided he does not like chocolate, so I have to think of something else. Maybe caramels? I can't get my mind around not liking chocolate!

I've got ten days until pay day, and about $110 left to spend to stay within budget. Should be easy enough, but I will have to fill the tank again, and I've made vague promises to eat out with friends, so I'll see whether those plans materialize. Eating out is instrinsically linked with my social life; I think that's just how it is for single people.

9 Responses to “Sunday Musings”

  1. Dido Says:

    CB, yes, as another single, eating out or potlucks constutute my social life. That and the occasional movie or concert. I have done coffee meetings when feeling particularly strapped.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    One of my kids isn't crazy about chocolate. She mostly likes "fruity chewy" candy (gummy bears, Starburst, Skittles, etc.) and to a lesser extent, big fancy lollipops. So those are possibilities for your grandson.

  3. elitaylor646 Says:

    I was going to suggest the same as ceejay. Or ring pops or candy necklaces. Lot's of options. There are quite a few sites out there that have sayings tied to every candy it seems like so you could try to tie it into a cute saying/card. :-)

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I think eating out is like to a lot of folks' social lives, not just singles. We rarely get invited to someone's home for a meal. I've invited people over for meals. In fact, one couple complained that eating out was so expensive so I suggested we take turns having each other over. We used to meet on Sunday nights each week. So, twice we had them over...sandwiches one time and chili another. We were told that they would prefer to eat out because she didn't want to bother with trying to put something together. I wanted to ask how hard it was to get lunch meat and bread and chips and fruit, but heck, this is the same chick who commented she didn't make iced tea because it was too labor intensive!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Let us know how your scones come out. I've never been successful with them--but I love them.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, especially this time of year, when you want to get togther with friends, getting together for coffee or a bite to eat just seems like one of the few things you can do.

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    I found the kids' valentine treats today: plastic hearts filled with Skittles and Starburst. It still looks Valentines-y but no chocolate. And they were only about $2 apiece. Smile

  8. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    My husband isn't a big chocolate eater either. We agreed no gifts this year, but I'd normally just go with another flavor that I know he likes and/or dress it up myself. He'd appreciate something like a slice of lemon cake or beef jerky folded into a heart shape and tied with ribbon so much more than chocolate. I'm sure you'll come up with something great. It's more the sentiment and less the flavor (although your grandsons may think otherwise).

  9. CB in the City Says:

    I'm going to shop at Walgreens after work to see what I can find in the way of candy. My scones -- they turned out great! I used the recipe from that pops up on a Google search. Very easy. I added raisins and used buttermilk instead of milk. And I used Kerrygold butter, so no wonder they were good!

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